My youngest daughter, Tiger, who just turned 11 was invited to a birthday sleepover and then a trip to a local hotel water park last weekend for a classmate who turned 11 also. I was a little leery about letting her go, as I always am, but mainly because she had never been at this girl's house before and I really don't know her parents. But I told her she could go, can't keep her locked up forever, right?
Then we dropped her off at the house. You ever just not feel right about something but can't quite pinpoint why? Well, I had that feeling after dropping her off.
Turns out I was right. The next day I was working so of course didn't have my cell phone on me. At 1pm when I was done I saw I had two messages so I listened. They were from some other mom that I don't know saying that the sleepover mom had gotten sick and this mom had picked up my kid. Excuse me? What? She just handed my kid over to some other mom without me knowing? I'm sorry but that's not how I do things. You call ME and tell ME what's going on and I can decide what to do with MY kid. What ticks me off even more is I purposely gave them both my cell and hubby's knowing that I would be at work the next day so they'd have both. My husband received no call.
At that's not even the best part. I found out Wednesday night that they allowed the girls to watch Orphan, an R rated horror film. I haven't seen it but from what I gather online it was not at all appropriate for 10 and 11 year old girls. Which is beside the point. To me R rated = my 11 year does not see it!! Though my daughter claims these other girls have all seen it. Am I living under a rock? Are all parents that irresponsible. No wonder this world is F'd up!
I was concerned about showing Twilight the last time we had a couple of her friends over here for a sleepover and asked all the moms if that was OK. What was I thinking? That's only PG-13!
Needless to say my daughter will not be going to that house anymore! And now I'm going to be even more overbearing and protective of her than I already am. I think I need to start some type of screening process for her friends and their parents before I let her go anywhere anymore, ha!